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NeMLA 2020: New Sincerity in Contemporary Central and Eastern European Literature

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:25pm
Sanja Ivanov / University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019


NeMLA 2020 Seminar

Boston, March 5-8, 2020

This seminar seeks to explore the current engagements with "New Sincerity" in literature from Central and Eastern Europe. It expands the geographic borders of discourses on "New Sincerity" by moving beyond the North American and post-Soviet contexts. It also aims to examine the changes to the "New Sincerity" aesthetic in an age of "post-truth" and more than two decades after David Foster Wallace’s call for writers who are "too sincere."

Modernist Studies, Contemporary Problems (ACLA 2020)

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:47pm
Alex Jones/Vanderbilt University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In the past decade, modernist studies has been animated by the issue of periodization. As a concept, modernism has been projected backwards and forwards in space and time. Attempts to clarify the “when” of modernism have ultimately led modernist studies to the doorstep of contemporary. If we now have late modernism, metamodernism, and cosmodernism broaching the present, we also have arguments “against periodization” (Hayot), proposals for “literary transhistory” (Bronstein), and assertions that modernism is nothing more nor less than the “creative and expressive domain” of any modernity (Friedman). But what does it mean to propose the contemporaneity of modernism when modernism itself is being detached from time and history?

Hennig Cohen Prize for article or essay on Herman Melville published in 2018

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
Melville Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

Publishers and authors are invited to submit or nominate for consideration articles and chapters on the works of Herman Melville that were published in 2018. Preference is given to newer scholars in the field of Melville studies.

Routledge Companion to Masculinity in American Literature and Culture

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:29pm
Lydia R. Cooper & Joanna Conings - Creighton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Masculinity—that hard to define notion of “being a man” or “acting like a man”—is largely understood through cultural expectations and images of masculine performance. Masculinity can seem nebulous, but literary and popular cultural representations of the idea help to solidify it both as a concept and as an identity. Westerns, noir, thrillers, war narratives, working class narratives, and even apocalyptic films and novels have shaped our definitions not only of what it means to be a man, or to be masculine, but indeed what it means to be American. 


Beyond Borders, Walls, and Binaries: Creating Inclusive Classroom Spaces

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9:41am
Society for the Study of Southern Literature's Emerging Scholars Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Panel Proposal for the SSSL Biennial Conference in Fayatteville, AR (February 20-23, 2020)

Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s Emerging Scholars Organization

Chair: Elizabeth Gardner, Louisiana State University 

Un/Tethered: Cather on the Cusp of the 1920s

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:27pm
National Willa Cather Center
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

For Cather and for the nation, the dawn of the 1920s was a tumultuous time, marked by new freedoms and new entanglements. The Great War had ended and women had won the right to vote, but 1919’s Red Summer and Palmer Raids signalled lingering social discord. Into this unsettled world, Willa Cather brought out Youth and the Bright Medusa, her collection of short stories that marked her departure from Houghton Mifflin and launched her long and successful partnership with a new publisher, Alfred Knopf. In the stories of Youth and the Bright Medusa, Cather’s artists move through a world that is by turns inspiring and enervating.

Art intermediation in the United States since 1945. Concepts, scope, spaces

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:24pm
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

International conference

April 16 and 17, 2020, University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

Art intermediation in the United States since 1945.

Concepts, scope, spaces



This symposium will look into art intermediation in the United States in the post WWII period. By art intermediation we mean the intermediation provided by the business world, be it the business of the artist him/herself but also, more generally, the fabric of companies which interact with the art world (artists, galleries, museums).


ALA Symposium on American Poetry

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:49pm
Richard Flynn/American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Call for Papers
American Literature Association Symposium “American Poetry”
February 20-22, 2020 Keynote Speaker:
Aldon Lynn Nielsen
Pennsylvania State University

ALA symposia provide opportunities for scholars to meet in pleasant settings, present papers, and share ideas and resources.  The February 2020 symposium will focus on American poetry. While we welcome individual proposals, panels and roundtable discussions are also encouraged.

The Carmen Maria Machado Moment and the Latinx Literary Present

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:48pm
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Carmen Maria Machado's short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties (2017), was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize and Shirley Jackson Award, and the finalist for the National Book Award and PEN/Robert W. Brigham Prize for Debut Fiction. Received to great acclaim, Her Body and Other Parties provocatively navigates between eerie and moving narratives that toy between science fiction, speculative fiction, horror, and fan fiction to underscore the various violences inflicted on women's bodies.